Police ID ‘person of interest’ in Fifth Third Bank robbery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Police are searching for a man who they said robbed the Lima Road location of Fifth Third Bank at about 1 p.m. Monday.

Joshua Bursey
Joshua Bursey

According to a press release from the Fort Wayne Police Department, a man in his early 20s entered the bank, approached the teller and handed her a note that suggested he was robbing the bank. He never displayed a weapon and was given an undisclosed amount of cash, then left the bank on foot southbound, police said.

The teller described the man as 6’2″ with a thin build, short hair and wearing a red and black striped jacket. The teller also said the man had a large nose and facial hair.

A K9 track was attempted but was unsuccessful in locating the man.

Just before 6 p.m. Monday, Fort Wayne police released a surveillance image of the suspect. On Tuesday, then, police said 32-year-old Joshua Dale Bursey was a “person of interest” in the case.

Police said they received several tips through CrimeStoppers that identified Bursey as the person captured with surveillance cameras in the bank. Bursey is reportedly 6-foot-4, 170 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes and a “Thoroughbred” tattoo on his neck.

Anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Bursey is asked to call Fort Wayne police at 427-1222.

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